The Striped Flea Beetle Phyllotreta striolata (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Invades South India


  • N. V. Raghunandan Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru 560065, Karnataka
  • S. S. Anooj Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Padannakkad P.O., Kerala Agricultural University, Kasaragod 671314, Kerala
  • K. D. Prathapan Department of Entomology,Vellayani P. O., Thiruvananthapuram 695522, Kerala



Phyllotreta striolata, Raphanus sativus, Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes, Phaseolus vulgaris, south India, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, new state records, Oriental Region, brassicaceae, cruciferous crops


The striped flea beetle Phyllotreta striolata (Illiger) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) has been reported for the first time from south India. Heavy incidence of P. striolata on Raphanus sativus, causing 84.6 – 92.6% and 74 – 96.6% root damage in Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu) and Kolar (Karnataka) respectively, was observed. Information on the distribution of the pest in India is provided. New state records in India include Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.


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Raghunandan, N. V., Anooj, S. S., & Prathapan, K. D. (2023). The Striped Flea Beetle <i>Phyllotreta striolata</i> (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Invades South India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 623–626.



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